With the development of technologies, architects received new tools that created new opportunities for design, such as digital and robotic fabrication which makes possible to design complicated structures and forms. Today Robotic Fabrication is taught at MIT, AA and other leading universities and labs. With the help of industrial robots, architects can develop projects similar to the Dominion Tower
in Moscow, Heydar Aliyev Center
in Baku, and the Guggenheim Museum
Architects Katya Bryskina and Vlad Bek-Bulatov will handle a workshop on new opportunities of applying industrial robots for design purposes in architecture. They will showcase how to use robots to create architectural elements of complex geometrics forms. The workshop will be useful for architects, interior designers, product designers, artists, and everyone interested in parametric design and digital fabrication.
Participants will learn how to work in Grasshopper and plugins for parametric robot control. They will develop their own prototypes and explore how they can make production of complex elements economically beneficial.
— Katya Bryskina
is an architect, artist and researcher. She worked on design projects, new construction methods in parallel with material research, robotics and artificial intelligence for architectural and art applications. . Ekaterina holds a Master in Emergent Technology and Design from the Architectural Association School of Architecture. She is also an alumnus
of The New Normal
postgraduate programme at Strelka Institute (2017/18) and the founder of Lium Labs
, a London-based startup producing biomaterials.
— Vladislav Bek-Bulatov is an architect and teacher at the MARCH Architecture School
in Moscow. He is an alumnus of the AA Design Research Lab and the founder of VForm studio and UltiForm
, a project developing additive production methods. Previously, Vladislav worked at Fs-architekten
in Darmstadt and in the Code department at Zaha Hadid Architects in London, where he took part in creating of The Winton Gallery at the Science Museum in London. His practice is focused on the research of new methods of primary forming and their relation to digital fabrication.
30.11 – 01.12, from 15:00 to 20:00
The workshop is free of charge, with a competitive selection of participants. To apply, submit the following form before November 21. The producer of the Institute will contact participants by November 26 to report on the results.
The participants will be working in teams. It is preferably but not necessarily to know Rhino, Grasshopper or other 3D programmes.
The workshop will be held on November 30 and December 1, from 3 pm to 8 pm daily, in Yota Lab and Planerium №1. The workshop will be held in Russian, without interpretation into English.